Front bumper - removal & refitting
|In order to perform tasks such as replacing the grilles, fitting a splitter, painting your headlamps or even fitting an alternative bumper such as the Mike Satur F-ONE, Cheetah or MVR nosecones, you will need to remove the front bumper. This is an easy job that takes around 15 minutes to half an hour.|
Large Philips head screwdriver
"Dumpy" Philips head screwdriver
Flat bladed screwdriver (with a fairly long shaft)
Socket set with ratchet, extension piece and 17mm socket
|1. Open the bonnet.
TIP: To avoid a flat battery, unclip the courtesy light from spring loaded switch mechanism to the RH side of the rear of the bonnet bay. Start removing the bumper by firstly unscrewing the top 5 screws from within the bonnet/bumper jamb using the large Philips head screwdriver.
|2. Remove the two inner wheel arch
retaining screws from the bumper reveal in front of the wheels (you may need the
"Dumpy" screwdriver for this).
|3. Prise the inner wheel arch lining
out past the bumper reveal to give access to thetop two screws that secure the bumper to
the underside of the wings, using the large Philips head screwdriver again, remove the one
nearest the wheel arch and loosen the inside one.
|4. Gently, pull the bumper,
perpendicular to the side of the car, to unclip it from the loosened screw. Repeat for the
other wheel arch. Lastly prise out the indicator lenses carefully with the flat bladed
screwdriver to reveal the two retaining bolts.
|5. Unclip the bulbs from the wiring
loom, and then remove the retaining bolts using the ratchet, extension piece and 17mm
|6. Gently withdraw the bumper from the
armature, if you have fog lamps fitted, disconnect them now - Job Done!
Refitting is the reverse of the above.